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Board of Directors

Robert More – Chairman of the Board

Bob brings great vision and leadership to the One Revolution Board of Directors. Bob More is a Senior Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation leading the “Global Health Venture Initiative.” He joined Frazier Healthcare in 2008 as a General Partner and is a member of the firm’s Biopharma Venture team. Prior to Frazier Healthcare, Mr. More was a Partner with Domain Associates, having joined the firm in 1996 as a Kauffman Fellow and becoming a Partner in 2000. From 1997-1998, Mr. More served as the Chief Operating Officer of Small Molecule Therapeutics, a Domain portfolio company subsequently purchased by Morphochem AG. And from 1992 to 1995, Mr. More was with Pharmacia Biotech in sales. Prior to joining Pharmacia, Mr. More held a research position at Somatogen, a company developing a recombinant blood substitute that was subsequently bought by Baxter. While attending business school, he worked with MedVest, an early-stage venture group in Washington, D.C.

Mr. More managed successful investments in and served on the boards of ESP Pharma (acquired by Protein Design Labs, Inc.), Proxima Therapeutics (acquired by Cytyc Corporation), Onux Medical (acquired by C.R. Bard), NovaCardia (acquired by Merck), Esprit Pharma (acquired by Allergan), IntraLase (acquired by Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.) and Oceana Therapeutics (acquired by Salix Pharmaceuticals). He also managed the firm’s investment in Clovis Pharmaceuticals, Achaogen and A Priori Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. More serves as an advisory board member for Greenspring Associates, Okapi Ventures, BioMed Realty Trust, The Medical Industry Group of the NVCA and The Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center. He is also a past founding board member of the Kauffman Fellows Program.

Mr. More received his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Middlebury College, where he met Chris. Feel free to contact him at bobmore@me.com

He lives in Park City with his wife, Sandra, and children Jake and Alec and enjoys skiing, soccer and climbing.

Chris Waddell – Founder / Vice-Chair

Taking an active role on the Board of Directors, Chris continually inspires and motivates those around him to support the mission of One Revolution. He is an active participant in the Nametags TM program, where he speaks to the resilience of the human condition and promotes a cultural change of how we perceive those with disabilities.

Peter O’Brien – Treasurer

Peter O’Brien currently serves on several publicly traded corporate boards and invests in energy and financial services sector start-ups. Peter graduated from Dexter (1983), Deerfield Academy (1987), Duke University (1991, Russian Studies, Academic All-ACC Golf) and Columbia Business School (2000, Beta Gamma Sigma). Following several years in junior roles with the 1992 Clinton campaign and presidential administration, Peter moved to Moscow in 1995 where he was an investment banker for Troika Dialog and met his wife Natasha. Following business school and two years with Morgan Stanley in London, Peter and Natasha returned to Moscow in 2002, where Peter led Morgan Stanley’s Russian practice until 2006 with a focus on the oil & gas sector. He was then CFO at Rosneft for its IPO and 5 years subsequent through 2011. In 2013, Peter and Natasha returned to the Boston area as their two children, Alina and Timothy, entered high school and middle school, respectively. Peter speaks fluent Russian and also serves on the Board of Dexter Southfield.

Donna Volpitta, Ed.D – Secretary

Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., is an author, speaker and educator whose goal is to transform the way that people think about challenge in order to to build resilience.  Her Mindful Leadership Model, which draws on the latest research in neurology, psychology and education, has been applied to areas of leadership from parenting to corporate management. Dr. Volpitta is co-author of the book The Resilience Formula: A Guide to proactive–Not Reactive-Parenting and co-creator of the Nametags Education Program.  In all of her work, Dr. Volpitta presents material in a way that is easy to understand and apply.

Dr. Volpitta holds Board positions for One Revolution Foundation (www.one-revolution.org) and Kids Helping Kids (www.kidshelpingkidsct.org), both of which develop resilience in youth. She writes an education blog for www.modernmom.com, has authored several articles, received a grant from the Department of Education, and has given presentations at numerous professional conferences.

Dr. Volpitta is a former classroom teacher with experience in both general and special education.  She holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and lives in New York with her husband and four children.

To find out more or contact Dr. Volpitta, please visit her website at www.centerforresilientleadership.com.

Nomi Bergman

Nomi Bergman is President of Bright House Networks, one of the leading cable companies in the United States which has received recognition for delivering great customer service. In addition, Ms. Bergman serves on the corporate boards of publicly-held Cable One, Inc. and privately-held 1010data.

Bergman is an active industry supporter, serving on the Federal Communications Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee and the CableLabs Technical Advisory Committee, The Cable Center Board of Directors, the Canoe Ventures Board of Directors, and the Society of Cable Television Engineers Foundation. In addition to the One Revolution Foundation, which she is so proud to join, she is a member of the Adaptive Spirit Board of Directors, a cable industry fundraising organization for the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team. Nomi was thrilled to have met Chris through Adaptive Spirit, and she is honored to have this opportunity to support his inspiring messages.

Ms. Bergman serves as a Trustee at the University of Rochester where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics. She also sits on the university’s Institute for Data Science Advisory Committee.

She is an avid skier and enjoys activities such as running, swimming, cycling and hiking. Through it all, she keeps her best and brightest moments for her family, as a loving and dedicated wife to husband Neal and proud mother of three daughters: Rebecca, Dori and Allison.

Pablo V. Nyarady

Pablo became friends with Chris at Eaglebrook where they played soccer and skied together. Pablo received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and owns an international manufacturing company as well as a small boutique winery, which donates a portion of their wines and all profits to various Charitable Organizations for fundraising efforts at various auctions throughout the country. To date, the winery has help raise in excess of $10MM.

Pablo is the founder of www.netradio.com, the first and largest online streaming media company on the internet, as well as Super Business Solutions, which developed custom business software for the manufacturing industry.  He is an Honorary Foreign Economic Counselor and is active on a number of philanthropic boards. Pablo is fluent in Spanish and German and currently teaches at Westfield State University.  Pablo lives in Westfield, MA with his wife Lynanne and their two kids.

Daniel Pearl

Daniel became friends with Chris at Eaglebrook School where they were roommates and co-captains of the soccer, skiing, and baseball teams. Dan is currently developing “ethical literacy” curriculum in Maine schools at the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine. With his background in education and curriculum, Dan is an active member of the One Revolution educational committee, which works to expand the Nametags TM program and other opportunities. Dan lives in Falmouth, Maine with his wife Robin and children Harrison, Mykel, and Sydney. He enjoys mountain bike riding with his dogs, skiing, and coaching his kids’ teams.

Louise Turner

Louise Turner was raised in Washington, D.C., where attended the National Cathedral School.  She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from St. Lawrence University and studied graphics at Harvard University.  Louise went on to work for Little, Brown, and Co. in the art department. Later, she worked in Washington D.C. in commercial real estate, and is currently a partner in a family investment company.  Louise has studied in Kenya, and has lived  in Canada, New Zealand, 20 years in Virginia , and now resides in Switzerland. A seasoned traveler, she has extensive international exposure and experience.

Louise was first introduced to the One Revolution Foundation through a mutual friend of Chris Waddell’s.  She has two sons; Austin and Ben. Both, like Chris Waddell, attended Deerfield Academy.  Her younger son Ben, like Chris, is an alum of Eaglebrook School.

In the summer of 2012, her son Ben climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and raised funds for One Revolution. (www.bensclimb.com) . Louise has since been to Tanzania and met with Chris’ guide Tanjiri.  Ben’s dedication heightened Louise’s interest and subsequent commitment to One Revolution.

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